If you have naturally straight hair, you know it can take hours to give your mane texture or get it to hold a curl. If you’re tired of spending hours in front of the mirror trying to coax a wave out of your strands, we have great news: straight hairstyles are more on-trend than ever before! Sleek, pin-straight hair is going to be everywhere in 2022, which means you’ll want to have a few cute hairstyles for straight hair to try in the new year.
Whether you’re searching for short hairstyle ideas or easy hair hacks for straight strands, we’re sharing 26 of the best hairstyles for straight hair, no matter your hair length.
Which hairstyle is best for straight hair?
When it comes to straight hairstyles, there are so many options. Easy hairstyles for straight hair include low or high ponytails, buns, half-up twists, and updos with hair accessories like claw clips and scrunchies. You can also wear all of your hair down and apply a few spritzes of shine spray like Redken Shine Flash Hair Spray to make an easy impact. To create even more smoothness and shine without causing excessive heat damage, you can use a flat iron like L'Oréal Professionnel Barbie Steampod. This innovative, limited-edition tool features the same benefits as the original Steampod, only with a nostalgic, hot pink twist. Create styles two times faster*, two times smoother*, and with up to 91 percent less breakage over time**.
*Compared to Steampod without steam and comb (heating plates alone); **after 15 uses with steam and integrated comb vs. Steampod heating plates alone; ***vs. natural hair
If you’re searching for a more intricate hairstyle for straight hair, opt for braided updos, polished ponytails, wet looks, and fishtail braids.
Searching for straight hairstyle ideas for your specific hair length? Keep scrolling for 26 of our favorite looks.
Short Hairstyles For Straight Hair
Half-Up With Barrette
Let’s start with an easy hairstyle for short straight hair: a half-up look with a tortoiseshell barrette.
This half-up twist, complete with a mini claw clip, is a look that can be achieved in less than five minutes.
Chin-Length Blunt Bob
Those with straight hair have the benefit of wearing a sleek blunt bob without much effort. Take your bob a few inches shorter so that your longest layer falls at your chin for a sharp look that really makes an impact.
Deep Side Part
Have short, straight hair that struggles to hold volume? Switch to a deep side part for instant, easy volume at the root. Pro tip: For more volume, prep your mane with a hairspray like Redken Guts 10 Root-Volumizing Foam Hairspray. This volumizing foam spray provides all-over root lift—minus any stiffness.
Half-Up With Flipped Ends
The ‘70s called to let us know that the flipped-out hair trend will still be going strong in 2022—and it looks stunning on short straight hair!
Reminiscent of the glass hair trend of 2018, liquid hair is a 2022 update. It’s glossy, ultra-smooth, and best of all, looks stunning in pics.
Adding layers to a long pixie gives straight hair natural movement. You can also use a few spritzes of texturizing spray like Matrix Miss Mess Dry Texturizing Spray to create grit and texture with light hold.
Prefer your pixie cut to look more polished? Use this sleek, glossy pixie as inspiration for your ‘do.
Medium Length Hairstyles For Straight Hair
Face-Framing Low Ponytail
If you have just enough hair to make a low ponytail, pull it back to the nape of your neck, secure it with a silk hair ribbon, and loosen your face-framing strands for a simple yet elegant look.
Use a volumizing blow dry primer like Redken Big Blowout Heat Protecting Jelly Serum to recreate this soft, bouncy, ‘90s-inspired fluffy blowout. The formula provides 24-hour body and bounce while protecting against heat damage and adding shine.
Speaking of throwback hair trends: We can’t get enough of mid-length hair with ‘70s-esque feathered layers.
Tucked Behind Ear With Flower Accent
Tuck one side of your hair behind your ear and pop in a floral hair accessory for boho flare.
Half-Up Space Buns
This straight hairstyle is out-of-this-world easy and looks great on mid-length hair.
If you’re a curly girl who loves to wear their hair straight, opt for an in-salon silk press. Watch the video above to see Mizani artist Al Alexander demonstrate the key to achieving a sleek and shiny silk press on natural hair.
Flipped ends are also one of our favorite medium-length hairstyles for straight, particularly when the style is paired with a layered lob cut.
Opt for a mohawk braid if you’re searching for an on-trend alternative hairstyle to try in 2022.
Mid-Length Wet Look
To make this look work for you in an intentional way, create a sharp part before combing a hair gel like Redken Brews Clean Gel through your locks. Pair your faux wet hair with statement jewelry for hair that seems ripped straight from the cover of a magazine.
Long Hairstyles For Straight Hair
Claw Clip Updo
Watch the video above to learn how to recreate this claw clip updo on long straight hair.
This chic low bun is a simple way to elevate your everyday straight hairstyle. Check out the video above for a step-by-step tutorial.
Switch it up from your typical braided hairstyles by crafting mini braids throughout your entire mane.
Searching for a low-maintenance hairstyle for straight hair? You can’t go wrong with a classic messy bun.
Half-Up Double Fishtail Braid
This half-up double fishtail braid sounds more complicated than it is—just watch the tutorial above.
Pin Straight And Sleek
Pin straight, sleek hair never goes out of style. Use a hair serum like Kérastase Elixir Ultime L’Huile Original Hair Oil to amp up the shine while deeply nourishing and helping prevent breakage.
Whether you have natural long straight hair or clip-in extensions, this super long bubble ponytail is a must-try.
Long Fluffy Hair
Want to recreate a fluffy blowout on long hair? The trend also looks stunning on longer lengths.
Polished Low Chignon
If you’re looking for a special occasion hairstyle for straight hair, try a chic, polished low updo and use a few spritzes of hairspray like Redken Forceful 23 Anti-Frizz Super Strength Hairspray to lock in your look.
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